CANTON -- An early morning fire destroyed a building in Canton at 2115 Cleveland Avenue N.W.
The fire started around 6 a.m. Monday at Auto Specialties, which is a used car dealership.
Police say the road was blocked while fire crews work to extinguish the fire, which started in the basement.
No one was there at the time of the blaze began.
"The fire extended through the whole building," Tom Garra of the Canton Fire Department says. "Our primary emphasis was to keep the neighborhood safe."
Nearby residents had been evacuated from their homes, but have since been permitted to return.
Authorities indicate the building's damage is considered a total loss.
No injuries were reported.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.